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Bhutan’s National Sport

By Garreth Mills - 31st August 2010
in Cultural Experiences, The Himalaya

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Bhutan’s National Sport

If you’re planning to enjoy the local customs and culture on your Bhutan treks, one unique experience is to witness the national sport of Bhutan: archery. Though you might think it strange for a peaceful Buddhist ... Read more

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

Those lucky enough to be on a Bhutan trek in May of this year who had a keen interest in the myths, legends and folklore of the region would have had a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the... Read more

Smile! You’re Trekking in Bhutan!

Smile! You’re Trekking in Bhutan!

Thailand may be known as "the land of smiles", but when Business Week listed the world’s happiest countries, there was a clear wellbeing winner in Asia: Bhutan. This landlocked nation, situated between India and Tibet, ... Read more

The Legend of Meme Haylay Haylay

The Legend of Meme Haylay Haylay

As has already been established, Bhutan is renowned as being the happiest country in Asia. However, it is less clear how those who are in Bhutan trekking can go about finding said happiness. This is where the legend... Read more

Bhutan, Trek or Tour?

Bhutan, Trek or Tour?

The chance to visit the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan is a once in a lifetime opportunity which should be grasped with both hands. But before you go ahead and book your holiday, Bhutan, of all countries, requires you to ask... Read more

The Tsechus to See on Bhutan Tours

The Tsechus to See on Bhutan Tours

To get the most out of Bhutan tours, it is advisable to time them to coincide with one of the country’s finest festivals; a Tsechu. These Buddhist festivals are exciting and vibrant, and take you back to the basics... Read more

Naadam Festival - Mongolia

Naadam Festival - Mongolia

The wild and untamed landscape of Mongolia is a fascinating combination of awe-inspiring mountains and lush valleys to vast stretches of arid desert. But the underlying attraction of Mongolia, trekking through tiny villages... Read more

Enjoy Mani Rimdu En Route to Everest Base Camp

Enjoy Mani Rimdu En Route to Everest Base Camp

One festival that is certainly worth including on your trip to Everest Base Camp, is the Mani Rimdu Festival.  A festival that is celebrated annually in accordance with the Tibetan lunar calendar, and the completion of the harvest, Mani... Read more

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